Squall Blind Date 2017

Squall Blind Date 2017

Through complicated Squall compatibility tests, two lucky students were paired to participate in the annual Blind Date By: Andy Dolen & Joe Ramey OVERVIEW: The day started off like any other day. The sun rose in the morning and the birds called, but what awaited was much more intriguing. It was on that day, the 29th of January 2017, that the Squall’s annual blind date took place, and it couldn’t have gone more beautifully. The two contestants were picked up in a beautiful chariot (a Dodge truck), and they were…

Holiday Horoscopes

Holiday Horoscopes

Predicting your near future with the characteristics of your zodiac sign with a holiday twist By: Andy Dolen Aries: Being very self driven and thirsty for competition, you attempt to be the best present giver in the family. You will find yourself panicking over what the best present will be for each family member that you will lose sense of what Christmas is really all about. Taurus: You have the brightest Christmas spirit of the  m all. Everything about the holidays is special for the Taurus, especially the winter weather and the…

Holiday Hustle

Holiday Hustle

Runners, many dressed in holiday garb, enjoyed Dexter’s annual one-mile and 5K charity runs By: Andy Dolen Dexter’s annual December run, the Holiday Hustle, was held Saturday, December 10 in downtown Dexter. The event offered a one-mile run and a 5K run, and included all ages, genders and even pets. The Holiday Hustle is a charitable event with entry fees ranging from $19 to $34 depending on ages and the preferred run. There is also the option to donate more money or non-perishable food items. The start of both races…

19th Straight

19th Straight

Dreads Swim and Dive records 19th consecutive conference championship and looks ahead to the D2 state meet By Andy Dolen Dexter women’s swim and dive took on the entire SEC in the conference meet on November 4 and 5 at Wylie Elementary School. Dexter went into the meet with high expectations of continuing its streak of 19 consecutive conference championships and looked to qualify even more swimmers for the state meet. Dexter started off strong with multiple top finishes, winning many events and essentially dominating the meet. The divers continued…

Horoscopes

Horoscopes

Predicting your near future with the characteristics of your zodiac sign By: Andy Dolen & Joe Ramey Aries: As Aries tend to be more on the adventurous side and always full of confidence, it may lead you to find yourself in self-inflicted circumstances in the near future. By the time the next Squall has arrived, you will find a time where you were so involved in your own ego that you missed the LITest DHS Christmas party of the year, costumes and everything.  Taurus: A Taurus is constantly diligent with their…

Tech Takeover

Tech Takeover

DHS students and staff participate in a social experiment that transported them to the pre-smartphone era By Caden Koenig & Joe Ramey The era of phones becoming smarter is in the past, the era of phones being substantially smarter than you is now. All of that knowledge, just inside your pocket. Smartphone. A term that has become an everyday word, along with an everyday necessity. These devices are taking over the world, consuming your time along with your life. The new generation, the “millennials” as they have been labeled, is…

Summer Album Reviews: Lil Yachty & Frank Ocean

Summer Album Reviews: Lil Yachty & Frank Ocean

Lil Yachty fails to impress, while Frank Ocean’s new album leaves plenty to discuss after a four-year wait By: Andy Dolen Summer Songs 2 – Lil Yachty Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, has been buzzing as of late, and it’s mainly due to his collaborations with many big-name rappers such as Chance The Rapper and new hit artist D.R.A.M. When rappers have a glimpse of fame, it’s seen as an opportunity to jump on it, just as Lil Yachty has done with his new mixtape “Summer Songs 2”. The rapper’s…

Vaping: Blowin’ Clouds at DHS

Vaping: Blowin’ Clouds at DHS

By Lucas Bell We are all familiar with walking into the bathroom and being greeted with the faint aroma of French vanilla, bubble gum, or even a  field of strawberries.  At first one might think the administration has decided to furnish the  restrooms with Yankee Candles to enhance the experience. Unfortunately, this is not the case. What we are dealing with is vaping. “I vape because it is a way to get nicotine that’s definitely safer than smoking,” The Squall’s anonymous vape insider said. The popularity of vaping has grown…

DEXSWIM Strikes Again

DEXSWIM Strikes Again

The Dexter Men’s Swim and Dive team captures a state title to join the Women’s team as 2015-16 champions By Lizzy Merriman It’s 3:42 p.m. The next three minutes will decide how Dexter leaves the pool: champions, or runner-ups. Bending down to grip the block just seconds before the gun, adrenaline pumps through the veins of everyone in the room. One false move will end you, one negative thought could destroy you. “Take your mark… BEEP!” Suddenly shouts and whistles fill the natatorium. For some, this race completes a swimming…